New Hampshire Record Selection Table

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This table can help you decide which records to search. It is most helpful for post-1850 research.  
 
This table can help you decide which records to search. It is most helpful for post-1850 research.  
  
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Step 1. '''In column 1''' select a research goal. Choose an ancestor you would like to know more about. What new information would you like to learn about that person?
#In column 2 find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.
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#In column 3 find additional record types that may be useful.
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#Look in the section of this outline that corresponds to the record type you chose. It explains what the records might tell you, how to search them, and how to find the records in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog. Some records are not at the library.
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#If you do not find the desired information see the [[United States Record Selection Table|United States Record Selection Table]] for more suggestions.
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'''Note: '''Records of previous research (such as Genealogy, Biography, History, Periodicals, and Societies) are useful for most goals but are not listed unless they are ''especially'' helpful. <br>
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Step 2. '''In column 2''' find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.  
  
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Revision as of 21:35, 14 October 2010

This table can help you decide which records to search. It is most helpful for post-1850 research.

Step 1. In column 1 select a research goal. Choose an ancestor you would like to know more about. What new information would you like to learn about that person?

Step 2. In column 2 find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.

> Read the FamilySearch Wiki articles about those types of records. They explain what the records might tell you, how to search them, and how to find them in the Family History Library Catalog. Some records are not at the library.

> Records of previous research (such as Genealogy, Biography, History, Periodicals, and Societies) are useful for most goals but are not listed unless they are especially helpful.

Step 3. In column 3 find additional record types that may be useful. If you do not find the desired information see the United States Record Selection Table for more suggestions.





1. If you need information about 2. Look first in 3. Then search
Adoptions Probate Records, Town Records Court Records, Census, Vital Records
Age Census, Cemeteries, Vital Records Military Records, Naturalization and Citizenship, Emigration and Immigration
Birth date Vital Records, Cemeteries, Church Records Town Records, Military Records, Biography, Bible Records
Birth place Vital Records, Church Records Census, Military Records, Town Records
Boundaries and origins Maps, Gazetteers History, Societies
Children Census, Probate Records, Vital Records, Church Records Town Records, Land and Property, Bible Records, Genealogy
City or parish of foreign birth Vital Records, Biography Naturalization and Citizenship, Church Records
Country of foreign birth Census, Naturalization and Citizenship, Vital Records Biography, Military Records, Emigration and Immigration
Death information Vital Records, Cemeteries, Church Records, Town Records Probate Records, Newspapers, Bible Records
Divorce Town Records, Vital Records, Divorce Court Records, Newspapers, Census
Emigration information Emigration and Immigration, Census, Naturalization and Citizenship Biography, History, Societies
Ethnic background Emigration and Immigration, Census Naturalization and Citizenship, Church Records
Historical background History, Periodicals, Gazetteers, Town Records Maps, Land and Property, Church Records
Immigration date Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Census Maps, Biography, Court Records
Living relatives Directories, Census, Probate Records Biography, Newspapers, Land and Property
Maiden name Vital Records, Probate Records, Church Records Town Records, Military Records, Bible Records
Marriage information Vital Records, Census, Church Records, Town Records Military Records, Naturalization and Citizenship, Bible Records, Newspapers
Naturalization Naturalization and Citizenship, Census, Court Records Land and Property, Biography, Military Records
Occupations Census, Directories, Town Records Biography, History
Other family members Census, Probate Records, Town Records Vital Records, Church Records, Bible Records
Parents Vital Records, Census, Church Records, Town Records Probate Records, Biography, Genealogy, Bible Records
Physical description Military Records, Naturalization and Citizenship Biography, Town Records
Place-finding aids Maps, Gazetteers, History Archives and Libraries, Societies
Places of previous residence Census, Military Records, Town Records, Taxation Directories, Land and Property, Naturalization and Citizenship
Place of residence when you know only the state Census, Vital Records, Military Records, Taxation Naturalization and Citizenship, Bible Records, Directories
Previous research Genealogy, Biography, Societies Periodicals, History, Archives and Libraries
Record-finding aids Archives and Libraries, Periodicals, Church Records Societies, For Further Reading
Religion Church Records, Vital Records, Bible Records Biography, History, Cemeteries
Social activities Societies, Biography, Cemeteries, Directories, Town Records